Our football match prediction:
Having rolled over Girona in the Catalan derby, Barcelona will be looking to keep their 100% record in the 2017/2018 La Liga campaign intact when they host Las Palmas at their Camp Nou. The Catalan giants have been scoring goals for fun at the start of the season and it has to be noted that Leo Messi has netted 9 goals in the Spanish top flight to date. The Argentine superstar has been in a thrilling form of late and all eyes will be on him when Barca face Las Palmas in Sunday’s football game. Los Amarillos suffered a 2-0 loss to Leganes in front of home fans at the weekend and seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, the visitors are unlikely to spoil Barca’s party at Camp Nou. Las Palmas head into the match with a severely-weakened squad and, taking everything into account, we predict that Ernesto Valverde’s men are going to cement top position in the La Liga standings.
Highligted Player (Jordi Alba):
Jordi Alba is yet another product of Barcelona’s youth academy La Masia. The pacey full back, though, started playing for Valencia at senior level and after making 74 league appearances for los Che he returned to Barcelona in 2012. He signed a five-year deal with Barca on 28 June, 2012 and he made his debut for the Catalan giants on 19 August in a 5-1 win over Real Sociedad. Alba won his third La Liga title with Barca in 2016 and it has to be noted that he participated in a 3-1 win over Juventus in the 2014/2015 Champions League final. The left-footed defender made his Spain debut on 11 October, 2011 and one year later he won the European Championship trophy with la Furia Roja. He scored in the final against Italy. Jordi Alba has four caps for Spain U21 team and he played for Catalonia as well. The left back was born in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat on 21 March, 1989.
Highlighted Team (Las Palmas):
Las Palmas are a Spanish football club based in the Canary Islands. The club was founded on 22 August, 1949. Los Amarillos play in Spanish La Liga and the team’s home ground is Estadio Gran Canaria. The stadium was opened in 2003 and it’s current capacity is 32,150. Miguel Angel Ramirez is the club’s chairman and the club’s main rivals are Tenerife. Las Palmas impressed in the 2015/2016 La Liga campaign, with the team finishing the season in 11th place in the standings. However, it has to be noted that los Amarillos finished the 1968/1969 Primera Division campaign in second place in the table, 11 points behind Spanish giants Real Madrid. Speaking of Copa del Rey, Las Palmas made it to the final of the Spanish Cup in 1978. Las Palmas eliminated Sporting Gijon in the semis (5-3), but Barcelona outplayed los Amarillos in the title game (3-1).